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The Hermit

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May 7, 2012 | 5:03 PM EDT

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For our final project in my computer art class, my instructor gave us a Flash animation to do. The goal was the incorporate a tarot card into the animation. I had this idea of a cute, little hermit crab bouncing around in my head for a while, so I chose to base my flash off the "Hermit" card. If you're familiar with tarot cards at all (I'm not, just did some basic research for this project), you'll be able to notice some of the similarities between this and the card.
This is also my first animation done by tablet. My school has a Mac lab full of 18- or so-inch Wacom tablets which have made this project both fun and ten times more efficient in terms of productivity. I'm gonna miss these things. :(
As always, enjoy. Although I spent a lot of time of it, his toon's a little short, due to deadlines and such.

EDIT: I'm aware the replay button doesn't work. It's because of an AS3 conflict that I'm both too inexperienced and downright lazy to deal with. Plus, it'll prolly be faster for you to right-click and hit play than me to open CS5.5 (after a series of approximately six or seven crashes) and fix the issue.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Pretty cool. The only thing that kind threw me off is the hermit's tapping sound. Other wise I thought it was a good attempt!!!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

It is very weird.But it is awesome.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I like this animation, its short and simple but very nice. BTW have you ever seen a hermit crab w/o its shell, its really wierd 0_o

Alpha-Nuva responds:

I had a hermit crab once upon a time. It is weird indeed.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Loved it. I love hermit crabs in general, so I found this adorable, but your style of animation is pretty great in this. Looks like you really did make some use of those tablets. I would have liked to see a bit more of a conclusion though.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

i enjoyed this film, very gripping. i wonder where the hermits journey will lead him.
i especially liked the view of the stairway early on and the bag replacement of the shell. nice job @
also the ambient music fair

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Alpha-Nuva responds:

we meet again